Origin of recourse
Examples from the Web for recourse
What recourse would they have to prove that they should be eligible for release?
I know that it might get nowhere, but this is my only recourse.
Had the board decided to give Eich a few weeks to prove himself, those who disagreed would have had no recourse.
They, according to one juror, who spoke to Nightline, believed Dunn had no recourse but to shoot.Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis, and America's Racist Heritage|Jamelle Bouie|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However well-intentioned, we are not sure that this bill would be the most effective means of recourse.The Movement to Boycott the American Studies Association for Boycotting Israel|David Freedlander|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had recourse, therefore, to the most perfidious means to compass his destruction.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada|Washington Irving
In the presence of the possibly monstrous and the impossibly blasphemous, there is always a recourse.The Lords of the Ghostland|Edgar Saltus
Archibald, who at length despaired of his friend's generosity, had recourse to his other scheme of the wager.Tales And Novels, Volume 1 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
It was not necessary for him to have recourse to musical artifice and complication to conceal poverty of invention.Great Musical Composers|George T. Ferris
When their calling and shouting had no effect they had to recourse to personal physical exertion and began to shake us up.A German deserter's war experience|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for recourse
Word Origin for recourse
Word Origin and History for recourse
late 14c., from Old French recours (13c.), from Latin recursus "a return, a retreat," literally "a running back, a going back," from stem of past participle of recurrere "run back, return" (see recur).